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Colleen Wivell

Colleen Wivell

Director Clinical Operations
Colleen Wivell is Director of Clinical Engineering at Materialise in the USA. In her role, she is responsible for Virtual Surgical Planning for the knee, shoulder, forearm, and CMF markets where Materialise is leading the field producing thousands of patient specific surgical guides and bone models as well as custom implants each year. Wivell played an integral role in bringing patient specific surgical guides to the U.S. market by developing partnerships and helping to launch the Materialise production site in Plymouth, MI. Wivell began her career with Materialise in 1998 as the first U.S. sales engineer, and continuously grew in her roles and responsibilities within the company. Wivell served as Managing Director for Materialise USA for 10 years and grew the North American office from seven people to a sales, engineering, and production facility of nearly 50 people. Her team has supported several face transplant and hand transplant cases and most recently supported the first successful double hand & face transplant. Wivell has a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She was a committee member of SME-RTAM Steering committee 2011-2017 and served as the chairperson in 2017.


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